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Legaeze news 2014 Jan-Dec

30/12/2014
Regulation of independent school changes
Subject: Education: independent schools

29/12/2014
Financial penalty regime for authorised Claims Management Companies
Subject: Claims management services

24/12/2014
CAP guidance on sales promotions
Subject: Selling and marketing/Advertising Codes

23/12/2014
Building firm directors given suspended jail sentence after worker is killed
Subject: Health and safety at work

23/12/2014
Registrar of lobbyists responds to consultation
Subject: Consultant lobbyists

23/12/2014
Single licensing authority for private rented sector in Wales
Subject: Landlords (Wales)

23/12/2014
Government will retain Pedlar law
Subject: Street trading, markets and fairs, pedlars

23/12/2014
FCA to regulate seven other benchmarks alongside LIBOR
Subject: Financial services/Benchmarks

22/12/2014
British jobs must be advertised in GB before or at same time as elsewhere in EEA
Subject: Employment agencies and businesses

19/12/2014
Backdated holiday pay claims to be restricted to 2 years
Subject: Employment/Holiday entitlement

19/12/2014
CJEU rules that obesity can constitute a ‘disability’
Subject: Employment/Disabled workers

18/12/2014
Government confirms new rules to improve SMEs access to finance
Subject: Finance and funding

18/12/2014
FCA announces first redress package agreed by a debt management firm
Subject: Financial services/Consumer credit/Debt management

18/12/2014
Government consults on age restriction for e-cigarettes sales
Subject: Tobacco and e-cigarettes

17/12/2014
Earnings thresholds for auto enrolment set for April 2015 to March 2016
Subject: Employment/Pensions

17/12/2014
Fairground firm fined for injury caused by corrosion on ride
Subject: Health and safety at work

17/12/2014
Notice to quit invalid due to non-compliance with statutory tenancy deposit scheme
Subject: Landlords

17/12/2014
Mines Regulations 2014
Subject: Health and safety at work

17/12/2014
Single Use Carrier Bags charge to come into force in England
Subject: Environmental control/Carrier bags (E)

17/12/2014
Children in performances regulations (England)
Subject: Employment/Children

16/12/2014
New regulations for independent schools
Subject: Education: independent schools

15/12/2014
New taxi regulations in NI
Subject: Passenger transport: taxis and private hire vehicles

13/12/2014
New CAP regulations in England
Subject: Agriculture and farming

13/12/2014
More deregulation of licensed entertainment
Subject: Alcohol sale and licensed activities

12/12/2014
PhonepayPlus fines three companies £330,000 for malicious malware
Subject: Telecommunications/Premium rate services

12/12/2014
Court determines damages for infringement of bondage frame design
Subject: Intellectual property/Designs

12/12/2014
Export control sanctions on Sudan, South Sudan and Central African Republic
Subject: Selling and marketing/Export control

12/12/2014
New food labelling allergen information rules for consumers
Subject: Food selling and manufacture/Food labelling and information

12/12/2014
New food labelling allergen information rules for consumers
Subject: Food selling and manufacture/Food labelling and information

11/12/2014
Bus operator not liable to wheelchair user denied boarding
Subject: Selling and marketing/Discrimination in supply

09/12/2014
Government proposes to nullify bans on invoice assignment clauses
Subject: Finance and funding/Borrowing

09/12/2014
Government to monitor delivery of single online application process
Subject: Law, lawmakers and lawyers.  SME policy

09/12/2014
Nuisance Calls and Texts Task Force recommendations to reduce unwanted calls
Subject: Selling and marketing/Direct marketing

09/12/2014
Charity Commission statement on fundraising
Subject: Charities/Fundraising

06/12/2014
EAT rules on commission-only salesman’s claim for compensation and unpaid leave
Subject: Employment/Age discrimination/Holiday pay

06/12/2014
Commercial director found guilty of manslaughter following the death of a worker
Subject: Health and safety at work

06/12/2014
Manchester festival organisers fined by ICO for unsolicited texts
Subject: Selling and marketing/ Direct marketing

06/12/2014
Withholding tax exemption for ‘private placements’
Subject: Tax

05/12/2014
Small business Saturday
Subject SME policy

05/12/2014
GBP89m in funding for innovative technologies
Subject: Finance and funding/Government assistance

02/12/2014
New FCA credit rules aim to protect consumers from unfair treatment
Subject: Financial services/regulated activities/consumer credit

02/11/2014
Landlords in West Midlands will face a fine for renting to illegal immigrants
Subject: Landlords

02/12/2014
Transferee employer vicariously liable for harassment caused by other employee
Subject: Employment/termination

28/11/2014
Delay in ban on ‘enforced’ subject access requests
Subject: Data protection

26/11/2014
Subject: Employment/Post termination restrictions
Source: British and Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILII)

26/11/2014
ASA adjudications: Oreo vloggers on YouTube
Subject: Selling and marketing/Advertising Codes

22/11/2014
Requirements of lobbyists register set out
Subject: Consultant lobbyists

20/11/2014
Market abuse regulations changing
Subject: Financial Services/Market Abuse regulations

19/11/2014
Shared maternity pay
Subject: Employment/Maternity pay

19/11/2014
Couple ‘fined’ for bad hotel review
Subject: Selling and Marketing/Sales to consumers

18/11/2014
Ofcom investigation: Premier League football rights
Subject: Competition law

18/11/2014
Changes to food labelling rules confirmed
Subject : Food business and selling

17/11/2014
All firms 'will be impacted by Enterprise Bill'
Subject: Limited companies

17/11/2014
Gift Aid model declaration to be improved
Subject: Charities

16/11/2014
South African website and its owner liable for copyright infringement in England
Subject: Intellectual property/Copyright/foreign website

14/11/2014
New Payment Systems Regulator consults on how it intends to regulate
Subject: Financial services/Payment services

14/11/2014
Computer application not eligible for patent protection
Subject: Intellectual property/Copyright/computer programs

13/11/2014
Draft regulations to ban advertisement of jobs in EEA before they appear in UK
Subject: Employment agencies

13/11/2014
Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments (Amendment) Regulations 2014
Subject: Law, lawmakers and lawyers

13/11/2014
Price cap rules to come into force for payday loans in January 2015
Subject: Financial services/Consumer credit/Short-term credit

12/11/2014
IPO provides guidance on copyright assignment
Subject: Copyright

12/11/2014
Plevin v Paragon Personal Finance Ltd
Subject: Financial services/Consumer credit

12/11/2014
Competition and Markets Authority issues basic guidance on competition law
Subject: Competition law

12/11/2014
Sainsbury's fail in court challenge to ASA ruling on Tesco's price comparison
Subject: Selling and marketing/Advertising Codes

08/11/2014
Farmer in Scotland wins favourable EU court ruling
Subject: Agriculture and farming

07/11/2014
M&S succeed in appeal against Interflora ruling
Subject: Intellectual property/trade marks

07/11/2014
Employees of landed gentry must obey laws
Subject: Gamekeepers

05/11/2014
TMP complaints process explained by IPO guidance
Subject: Intellectual property/Technological protection measures

05/11/2014
EU Orphan Works Database launched
Subject: Intellectual property/Copyright/Orphan works

04/11/2014
EAT refuses employers’ appeal on holiday calculation
Subject: Employment/Pay/holiday pay

29/10/2014
Filing micro-entities accounts online—update from HMRC
Subject: Limited companies. Government SME policy

28/10/2014
Licensing scheme introduced for ‘orphan’ copyright and performance rights
Subject: Intellectual property/Copyright/Orphan Works

27/10/2014
ECHA clarifies REACH and Cosmetics Regulation interaction on animal testing
Subject: Chemicals

27/10/2014
Large fines to be issued to firms for nuisance calls and texts
Subject: Selling and marketing/Direct marketing

27/10/2014
New sewage rules set out
Subject: Environment and waste control

24/10/2014
Solicitors not allowed to enforce conditional fee agreement
Subject: Law, lawmakers and lawyers

17/10/2014
CAP guidance on skincare product claims
ASA adjudications:

17/10/2014
Insured firm loses all rights to recover insured losses due to ‘fraudulent devices’
Subject: Insurance

17/10/2014
Firm fails in challenge to contract tender process applied by a London Borough
Subject: Public contract tendering

16/10/2014
Street trading reforms to come in force in 2015
Subject: Street trading, markets and fairs, pedlars

15/10/2014
New legislation to boost SMEs' access to finance
Subject: Finance and funding/Government assistance

15/10/2014
CAP decision on its offline remit on cause marketing
Subject: Selling and marketing/Advertising Codes

15/10/2014
Specsavers tm ruled valid
Subject: Intellectual property/Trade marks

13/10/2014
ECHA guidance on preparing for REACH deadline
Subject: Chemicals

10/10/2014
UK IP Crime Group report more fake goods being sold online
Subject: Intellectual property

10/10/2014
Gibraltar betting trade fails in challenge to UK regulatory change
Subject: Gambling and gaming

09/10/2014
E-cigarette ad rules 'aim to protect children'
Subject: Selling and marketing/Advertising Codes

09/10/2014
Clampdown on illegal foreign registered vehicles announced
Subject: Vehicle regulation [E, S, W]

08/10/2014
Furnishings firm fined for failing to protect its employees from excessive noise levels
Subject: Health and safety at work

08/10/2014
Charity Commission warns non-compliant charities will 'face tougher action'
Subject: Charities (EW)

04/10/2014
‘Heartbroken’ artist awarded royalties and additional damages
Subject: Intellectual property/Performance rights/Damages

03/10/2014
NI Charity Commissions guidance to support charities’ understanding of the law
Subject: Charities (NI)

01/10/2014
New taxi drivers regulations in NI
Subject: Passenger transport– hackney carriages and private hire vehicles (NI)

25/09/2014
Owners of Chessington World of Adventures fail in harassment suit
Subject: Harassment

24/09/2014
CAP issues copycat website guidance
Subject: Selling and marketing/Advertising Codes

24/09/2014
Small businesses and accountants warned on new workplace pensions duties
Subject: Employment/Pensions

24/09/2014
EU court accepts Central Bank of Iran suit against EU sanctions
Subject: Counter-terrorism and financial sanctions legislation

19/09/2014
Community Interest Company dividend cap removed
Subject: Social enterprises/Community interest companies

19/09/2014
CA rules against one flat one vote in flat  management company
Subject: Limited companies/Flat management

19/09/2014

Scotland votes 'Och aye it's no!'

Subject: Law, Lawmakers and Lawyers

18/09/2014
Nine convicted of multi-million pound pyramid promotional scheme
Subject: Selling and marketing/Marketing to consumers

15/09/2014
Russian sanctions extended
Subject: Money laundering and sanctions

12/09/2014
New mandatory alcohol sale licence conditions
Subject: Alcohol sale

12/09/2014
Scope of UK weights and measures law to be reduced in line with new EU rules
Subject: Selling and marketing/Weights and measures (E, S, W)

12/09/2014
Small charities to get funding boost
Subject: Finance and funding/Charities

09/09/2014
Supreme Court reverses CA ruling in Swift v Robertson
Subject: Selling and marketing/Doorstep selling

08/09/2014
Copyright exceptions for parody and personal copying
Subject: Intellectual property/Copyright

08/09/2014
UKTI e-exporting programme launched
Subject: Funding and finance/Government assistance

05/09/2014
Residential letting agents and property managers must join a redress scheme
Subject: Letting agents and property managers must join a redress scheme

04/09/2014
EU court rules on meaning of ‘arrival time’ in flight delay compensation case
Subject: Holidays and travel

03/09/2014
Landlords to be required to check tenants’ immigration status
Subject: Landlords

28/08/2014
Illegal tattooist fined £820
Subject: Beauty and special treatments

27/08/2014
Farmers in England missed out on GBP2.23m in EU Single Payment Scheme
Subject: Agriculture and farming

19/08/2014

Broadband Connection Vouchers scheme GBP250m boost
Subject: Finance and funding/Government assistance

18/08/2014
IPO obtains injunction against fake patent and trade mark ‘offices’
Subject: Intellectual property/Passing off

14/08/2014
Guidance: Misleading commercial practices—New private rights for consumers
Subject: Selling and marketing//advertising to consumer regulations

14/08/2014
PhonepayPlus fines a-voice-changer-service operator
Subject: Telecommunications/Premium rate services

14/08/2014
Landlord company and CEO fail in defamation suit v Sunday Mirror
Subject: Defamation

11/08/2014
EU Commission presses car rental companies to stop discriminatory practices
Subject: Selling and marketing/Discrimination

11/08/2014
Government proposes planning law changes to aid ‘click and collect’ facilities
Subject: Business premises/Planning

11/08/2014
Home Office must pay visitor aggravated and exemplary damages
Subject: Law, Lawmakers and Lawyers

10/08/2014
Government’s response to childminder agencies consultation
Subject: Child minders

10/08/2014
Laughing gas national public health warning issued
Subject: Nitrous oxide ‘laughing gas’

08/07/2014
Wikimedia refuse to remove macaque ‘ selfie’
Subject: Intellectual property/Copyright/Ownership

01/08/2014
Employee on 12 month notice barred from taking up job with competitor
Subject: Employment/Termination of employment

31/07/2014
New EU regulation on gluten in food information
Subject: Food business and selling

30/07/2014
ASA adjudications: Damart prize promotion banned
Subject: Selling and marketing/Advertising Codes

29/07/2014
Companies House annual report and accounts 2013/14
Subject: Limited companies

29/07/2014
BIS consults on employment agencies EEA job advertising ban
Subject: Employment agencies and employment businesses

28/07/2014
ICO imposes penalty of GBP50,000 for illegal nuisance calls
Subject: Selling and marketing/Direct marketing

28/07/2014
FCA fines Lloyds Bank and the Bank of Scotland GBP105m
Subject: Subject: Financial services/Banking regulation
Source: Financial Conduct Authority

28/07/2014
Guidance on Restriction of Hazardous Substances Regulations
Subject: Hazardous substances

23/07/2014
Online travel services company must pay GBP 150K penalty
Subject: Data protection

28/07/2014
HoL Constitution Select Committee report on draft Deregulation Bill
Subject: Law, Lawmakers and Lawyers

23/07/2014
ASA adjudications: storm in tea bags brewed up
Subject: Selling and marketing/Advertising Codes

23/07/2014
Government agrees EU Charter of Fundamental Rights applies in the UK
Subject: Law, Lawmakers and Lawyers

23/07/2014
Government response to consultation on management of independent schools
Subject: Education: independent schools

23/07/2014
Kent firm in court after decade of ignoring risks to workers
Subject: Health and safety at work/Vibration injury

22/07/2014
New parental and maternity leave regulations
Subject: Employment/Parental, maternity and adoption rights

21/07/2014
Health Care and Associated Professions Indemnity Arrangements
Subject: Medical and healthcare professions

17/07/2014
Government to introduce legislation to modernise insurance law
Subject: Insurance

16/07/2014
Result of consultation on the Food Information Regulations 2013
Subject: Food business and sales

16/07/2014
Secured Transactions Law Reform Project survey on ban on assignment clauses
Subject: Finance and funding/Borrowing

16/07/2014
Wurst luck for German sausage cartel
Subject: Competition law/Getting compensation

15/07/2014
Bengali community money transfer business awarded damages for defamation
Subject: Defamation

15/07/2014
Charity Commission issues guidance on campaigning and political activity
Subject: Charities/Campaigning and lobbying (E, W)

10/07/2014
Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act 2013 (Commencement No 5) Order 2014
Subject: Financial services/ PRA and FCA authorisation

09/07/2014
Court rules on remedy for breach of non-compete clause by sellers of business
Subject: Business sale and purchase.   Contract/Remedies for breach

09/07/2014
Government liable for retrospective change in rules on Feed-in-Tariffs
Subject: Law, Lawmakers and Lawyers

09/07/2014
Entertainment Licensing: partial deregulation
Subject: Alcohol sale and licensed activities

08/07/2014
Copyright and Rights in Performances in ‘Orphan Works’
Subject: Copyright/Orphan works

04/07/2014
Exillon Energy must pay Edmond de Rothschild success fee
Subject: Contract/Agency

03/07/2014
Consultation on the National Minimum Wage
Subject: Employment/Payroll/National minimum wage

03/07/2014
Trading Standards report on youth access to e-cigarettes
Subject: Tobacco and e-cigarettes (England)

02/07/2014
ASA Adjudication on Electronic Arts Ltd
Subject: Selling and marketing/Advertising Codes

02/07/2014
Bookmakers at Ascot warned after allowing 16-year-old to bet
Subject: Gambling and gaming

01/07/2014
National Minimum Wage increase
Subject: Employment/Payroll/National minimum wage

01/07/2014
Video Recordings Act 1984 (Exempted Video Works) Regulations 2014
Subject: Video games and recordings

01/07/2014
Tougher rules for payday lenders take effect
Subject: Financial services/Consumer credit

30/06/2014
Community Interest Company dividend cap to be removed
Subject: Social enterprises/Community Interest Company

27/07/2014
Claims management companies to face greater penalties for infringements
Subject: Claims management services

26/06/2014
Draft Copyright (Extended Collective Licensing) Regulations 2014
Subject: Intellectual property/Copyright/Collective licensing

26/06/2014
Government response to consultation on the whistleblowing framework
Subject: Employment/Dismissing staff/Whistleblowing

25/06/2014
Wonga to pay redress for unfair debt collection practices
Subject: Financial services/Consumer credit business

25/06/2014
Consultation: Zero hours employment contracts
Subject: Contracts of employment and working hours

24/06/2014
New mandatory alcohol licence conditions
Subject: Alcohol sale. Public houses

24/06/2014
Redress Schemes for Lettings Property Management Work
Subject: Lettings agents and property managers (E)

24/06/2014
Van maker fined over serious injuries suffered by crane operator
Subject: Health and safety at work (E, W, S)

20/06/2014
Government response on Equal pay audit consultation
Subject: Employment/Discrimination/Equal pay (E, W)

20/06/2014
Favourable ECJ ruling for Karen Millen in Dunnes Stores copying case
Subject: Intellectual property/Designs

19/06/2014
Thomson Airways lose appeal on time limit for flight delay compensation claim
Subject: Holidays and Travel

18/06/2014
ASA adjudications: JustCloud.com
Subject: Selling and marketing/Advertising Codes

17/06/2014
Stop now’ order issued to Glasgow marketing company
Subject: Selling and marketing/Direct marketing

17/06/2014
Total Ltd v YouView TV Ltd
Subject: Intellectual property/Trade marks

12/06/2014
Airline loses appeal on EU right to compensation for delay
Subject: Holidays and travel

10/06/2014
ECJ rules in Newspaper Licensing Agency Ltd case
Subject: Copyright/Internet and temporary copies

09/06/2014
New copyright exceptions for personal copying and parodies
Subject: Intellectual property/Copyright

09/06/2014
Government to promote end of prohibition on short-term lets of London homes
Subject: Landlords

05/06/2014
New Flexible Working Regulations
Subject: Employment/Contracts of employment and working hours (E, W, S)

04/06/2014
Queen’s Speech
Subject: Government proposed legislation

04/06/2014
Government responds to Pub Company and Tenants consultation
Subject: Competition. Public houses

02/06/2014
ASA publish report on current state of food advertising to children
Subject: Selling and marketing/Advertising Codes

02/06/2014
FIFA World Cup extended licensing hours in Wales
Subject: Alcohol sale. Public houses

01/02/2014
Reforms to copyright law come into force
Subject: Intellectual property/Copyright

30/05/2014
Über private hire application legality disputed
Subject: Passenger transport/taxis and private hire

28/05/2014
EU type approval for vehicles
Subject: Motor vehicles

28/05/2014
EU Directive on third country intra-corporate transfers
Subject/Employment/immigration
 

27/05/2014
ASA adjudications: John Lewis; Speedy Cash
Subject: Selling and marketing/Advertising Codes
 

27/05/2014
Scottish Government underestimates ‘unease’ within EU on Scottish independence
Subject: Law and lawmakers

27/05/2014
Ecodesign Energy-Related Products and Energy Information
Subject: Regulated products

22/05/2014
FIFA World Cup extended licensing hours (England)
Subject: Alcohol sale.  Public houses

21/05/2014
Supreme Court rules that LLP member is a ‘worker’ under whistle=blowing law
Subject: Employment/Whistle-blowers

21/05/2014
ASA ‘clamps down’ on misleading claims
Subject: Selling and marketing/Advertising Codes

21/05/2014
ASA adjudications: Mullis & Peake LLP
Subject: Selling and marketing/Advertising Codes

20/05/2014
Public support helps ICO punish nuisance callers
Subject: Selling and marketing/Direct marketing by telephone etc.

19/05/2014
Video footage lands skip firm owner in court
Subject: Health and safety at work

19/05/2014
New quantity labelling requirements
Subject: Food manufacturing and selling

19/05/2014
M&S lose lease break clause appeal
Subject: Business premises

17/05/2014
Results of  Red Tape Challenge on waste transfer control
Subject: Waste control

16/05/2014
Mandatory price level added to Licensing Act mandatory licence conditions
Subject: Alcohol sale [E,W]

16/05/2014
WIPO launches unique image-based search
Subject: Intellectual property/trade marks

16/05/2014
Home Office issues updated guidance on illegal working and discrimination
Subject: Employment/Foreign workers/Discrimination

16/05/2014
Divers guilty of raiding shipwrecks without declaring their find
Subject: Shipwreck items

15/05/2014
Lobbying Act commencement
Subject: Consultant Lobbyists

15/05/2014
AIB Guidance for Charity Trustees
Subject: Charities

15/05/2014
Intellectual Property Act 2014
Subject: Intellectual Property

15/05/2014
Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014
Subject: Gambling and gaming

15/05/2014
Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014
Subject: Co-operatives, Social enterprises

15/05/2014
Proper purpose test for inspecting company shareholder register
Subject: Company law/shareholder rights

14/05/2014
New AIM rules
Subject: Stock Exchangers and securities trading

14/05/2014
ECJ upholds individual’s ‘right to be forgotten’
Subject: Data protection

14/05/2014
Fees transparency to ensure a fair deal for landlords and tenants
Subject: Letting agents

14/05/2014
ASA adjudications: Confused.com
Subject: Selling and marketing/Advertising Codes

13/05/2014
Licensing of Pavement Cafés Act (Northern Ireland) 2014 (NI)
Subject: Restaurants. Public houses (NI)

13/05/2014
EU Council adopts new MIFID legislation
Subject: Financial services

12/05/2014
UK Government message on the Scottish independence referendum
Subject: Lawmakers

09/05/2014
EU court dismisses UK challenge to financial transactions tax
Subject: Law/EU law. Tax

07/05/2014
NI pharmacists required to have indemnity cover
Subject: Health professionals (NI)

07/05/2014
Treasury and HMRC consultation on direct recovery of debts
Subject: Tax

06/05/2014
Consultation on new fund to support the sustainability of voluntary organisations
Subject: Finance and funding/Charities and social enterprises

06/05/2014
LGA warns Government on relaxing rules about licensed minicab drivers
Subject: Passenger transport/taxi and private hire

 

06/05/2014
Healthcare professionals to be required to have adequate indemnity cover
Subject: Healthcare professionals (E, S, W)

 

06/05/2014
Slough supermarket’s objections to one-way system rejected
Subject: Judicial review of administrative decisions

06/05/2014
Lush Cosmetics obtains general injunction against Amazon
Subject: Intellectual property/trade marks

01/05/2014
Number plate review
Subject: Regulated products/Number plates

29/04/2014
Flood hit farmers can apply for GBP 35,000 grant
Subject: Finance and funding/Government assistance

29/04/2014
Leeds lap dancing clubs lose appeal against council’s refusal to renew licences
Subject: Sex establishments (E,W)

28/04/2014
CMA publishes guidance on how small businesses can comply with competition law
Subject: Competition law

28/04/2014
ICO imposes GBP89,000 penalty on a private investigator
Subject: Data protection

28/04/2014
Carrier bag charge extended in Northern Ireland
Subject: Environment and waste

27/04/2014
High Court refuses to grant injunction for ‘War Horse’ musicians
Subject: Litigation.  Employment

24/04/2014
Energy Information Regulations - Domestic Ovens
Subject: Marketing and selling/Weights and measures

23/04/2014
ASA adjudications: Center Parcs
Subject: Selling and marketing/Advertising Codes

22/04/2014
Government response to Red tape challenge consultation on company filings
Subject: Limited companies

17/04/2014
Government call for evidence on pre-licensing register of arms brokers
Subject: Arms dealers

17/04/2014
Pharmacy whistleblower ruled to have been unfairly dismissed
Subject: Employment/Dismissing staff

16/04/2014
ASA adjudications: UK Deed Poll Service Ltd
Subject: Selling and marketing/Advertising Codes

14/04/2014
Court of Appeal agrees land bank firm is an unlawful collective investment
Subject: Financial services/Collective investment schemes

14/04/2014
Consultation: Artist's resale right—Evidence gathering
Source: Intellectual Property Office (IPO)

14/04/2014
Government publishes responses to consultation on Gift Aid and digital giving
Subject: Charities/Charities and tax

14/04/2014
Market abuse: EU enacts criminal sanctions to defend market integrity
Financial services

10/04/2014
Gangmasters Licensing Authority to become part of the Home Office
Subject: Employment agencies

09/04/2014
ASA adjudications: EnviroVent
Subject: Selling and marketing/Advertising Codes

07/04/2014
Copyright exemptions to be extended

Subject: Intellectual property/Copyright

06/04/2014
New cuts to red tape come into force
Subject: Law, Lawmakers and Lawyers/Deregulation

02/04/2014
ASA adjudications:Alcopal
Subject: Selling and marketing/Advertising Codes

02/04/2014
Single Use Carrier Bags Charge in Scotland
Subject: Environment and waste regulation (S)

02/04/2014
Guidance on AML registration for estate agency businesses
Subject: Anti-money laundering regulation. Estate agencies

02/04/2014
Law Commissions publish report and bill on healthcare professional
Subject: Medical and healthcare practitioners

01/04/2014
Introduction of the HGV road user levy
Subject: Transport of goods

01/04/2014
Registers of competition law orders published by CMA
Subject: Competition law

30/03/2014
Government announces nuisance calls action plan
Subject: Selling and marketing

28/03/2013
New EU competition rules on technology transfer agreements
Subject: Competition law

28/03/2014
EU Commission proposes new regulation on organic products
Subject: Food business and sales

27/03/2014
‘Have you clicked yet?’ - 5 days to go for consumer credit interim permission
Subject: Consumer credit

21/03/2014
Furniture and carpet retailers change pricing practices after OFT investigation
Subject: Competition law

20/03/2014
Joint Money Laundering Steering Group guidance for consumer credit providers
Subject: Money laundering

20/03/2014
Disclosure and Barring Service error causes disclosure of sensitive information
Subject: Data protection

20/03/2014
OFT issues decision in care home medicine cartel case
Subject: Competition law

19/03/2014
Budget 2014 highlights
Subject: Finance and funding. Tax

19/03/2014
ASA adjudications: Easylife Group
Subject: Selling and marketing/Advertising Codes

19/03/2014
Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill 2013-14 HL third reading
Subject: Gambling and gaming

18/03/2014
EU maternity allowance directive for women in spouse’s self-employed business
Subject: Employment/Trade union and workers’ rights (E, W, S)

18/03/2014
Bristol taxi drivers lose appeal on station permit scheme
Subject: Passenger transport/hackney carriages and private hire vehicles

17/03/2014
Automatic Enrolment (Earnings Trigger and Qualifying Earnings Band) Order 2014
Subject: Employment/Pensions

17/03/2014
ICO action against marketing companies which hid identity
Subject: Selling and marketing/Direct marketing

17/03/2014
Common law lien for unpaid fees not enforceable over electronic database
Subject: Contract/remedies for breach

12/03/2014
Cardiff company fined for failing to register with the ICO
Subject: Data protection

12/03/2014
Consultation on proposed EU alternative dispute resolution for consumers
Subject: Sales and marketing/Dispute Resolution

12/03/2014
ASA adjudications
Subject: Selling and marketing/Advertising Codes

12/03/2014
Musicians lose breach of confidence suit v British Sky Broadcasting Ltd
Subject: Intellectual property/Confidentiality

11/03/2014
OFT review of banking for small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs)
Subject: Finance and funding

11/03/2014
Consultation on implementation of the Competition Commission remedies on bus registration
Subject: Passenger transport/Public service (E, W)

11/03/2014
Water fern, water primrose and other plants banned from sale (E)
Subject: Regulated products

06/03/2014
Overseas bookmakers to pay horseracing levy
Subject: Gambling and gaming

06/03/2014
ASA adjudications: ASA withdraws Paddy Power national press ad
Subject: Selling and marketing/Advertising Codes

06/03/2014
FCA’s policy statement on regulatory approach to crowdfunding over the internet
Subject: Financial services

06/03/2014
Report: Regulatory Policy Committee scrutiny in 2013
Subject: Law, lawmakers and lawyers

04/03/2014
Revenue & Customs Brief on tax treatment of Bitcoin and similar cryptocurrencies
Subject: Finance and funding

03/03/2014
Serious Fraud Office fined’ by HM Revenue & Customs
Subject: Law, Lawmakers and Lawyers

26/02/2014
Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act 2013 (Commencement No 1) Order 2014
Subject: Financial services/Banking

26/02/2014
Supreme Court reverses CA ruling in Mildenhall Stadium nuisance case
Subject: Nuisance

26/02/2014
Court of Appeal rejects Thai football official’s defamation claim v Lord Triesman
Subject: Defamation

26/02/2014
Optional European sales law receives backing in the European Parliament
Subject: Sales and marketing law/International

18/02/2014
HMRC urges small businesses to use cash basis accounting scheme
Subject: Tax/Income tax

18/02/2014
ECJ rules on freedom of establishment issue in Austrian pharmacy case
Subject: EU law/Freedom of establishment

18/02/2014
Unregulated consumer credit business made criminal offence
Subject: Consumer credit businesses (E,W)

14/02/2014
Acceptance of FOS award precludes further compensation in the courts
Subject: Financial Services. Law, Lawmakers and Lawyers

14/02/2014
Family owned farming company wound up due to breakdown in trust
Subject: Limited companies/Winding up

13/02/2014
Government publishes review of EU ‘balance of competences’
Subject: Law, lawmakers and lawyers

13/02/2014
Lush Cosmetics wins trade mark claim against Amazon
Source: Intellectual property/trade marks

12/02/2014
ASA adjudications
Subject: Selling and marketing/Advertising Codes

12/02/2014
Subject: Contract/Misrepresentation
Source: British and Irish Legal Information Institute

10/02/2014
Glee Club owner succeeds in trade mark case against Twentieth Century Fox
Subject : Intellectual property/Trade marks  Passing off

09/02/2014
International Travel Catering Association Ltd cannot escape contract
Subject: Contract

08/02/2014
HMRC publishes new guidance on the NIC Employment Allowance
Subject: Tax/National Insurance Contributions

08/02/2014
Groceries Code Adjudicator guidance on charging for special shelf position
Subject: Competition law

07/02/2014
Industrial and Provident Societies reforms
Subject: Co-operatives

07/02/2014
Scottish guest house may not sue Trip Advisor in Scotland
Subject: Defamation

04/02/2014
HGV Road User Levy Act 2013 (Commencement No 1) Order 2014
Subject: Transport of goods

04/02/2014
Consultation on Scottish regulators' strategic code of practice
Subject: Law, lawmakers and lawyers (Scotland)

04/02/2014
First day of business for new LIBOR administrator
Subject: Financial services/Benchmark regulation

03/02/2014
Employee’s right to choose representative at disciplinary hearing
Subject: Employment/Dismissing staff

03/02/2014
‘Greek yoghurt’ has a reputation
Subject: Intellectual property/passing off

03/02/2014
Confidentiality agreement upheld by injunction
Subject: Intellectual property/Confidentiality

31/01/2014
AML supervision of estate agency businesses by HMRC
Subject: Anti-money laundering regulation. Estate agents.

31/01/2014
Changes to TUPE rules come into force
Subject: Employment/transfers of business (E, S, W)

31/01/2014
Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies reform
Subject: Co-operatives

30/01/2014
ASA adjudications: Cars Galore Ltd t/a wewillbuyyourcar.com
Subject: Selling and marketing/Advertising Codes

29/01/2014
New Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies regulations
Subject: Co-operative societies

29/01/2014
HSE overhauls guidance on working at height
Subject: Health and safety at work/Working at height (E,S,W)

29/01/2014
EU regulations on airworthiness and environmental certification of aircraft
Subject: Regulated product/aircraft and parts

29/01/2014
EU regulations on construction and approval of bi- tri- and quadricycles
Subject: Regulated products/cycles

28/01/2014
PM announces plans to cut 100 overlapping and confusing new homes standards
Subject: Building and construction work

28/01/2014
Court of Appeal remits Tfl Christian ad case to High Court
Subject: Administrative law

24/01/2014
EU Parliament Committee backs agreement with EU Ministers
Subject: Regulated products/tobacco – e-cigarettes

23/01/2014
Agency agreement overridden by Commercial Agents Regulations
Subject: Agents and distributors

23/01/2014
ACAS guidance on handling requests to work flexibly
Subject: Employment/Right to request flexible working (E,W)

23/01/2014
Automatic enrolment forecast shows challenge ahead
Subject: Employment/Pensions

23/01/2014
Landlord’s consent to variation of lease causes him to lose guarantee
Subject: Business premises

22/01/2014
EU Court of Justice rejects UK challenge against EU short-selling ban
Subject: Law, lawmakers and lawyers. Financial services.

22/01/2014
Government schemes failing to help SMEs access finance
Subject: Finance and funding/Government financial assistance

22/01/2014
Easing of EU rules will help small firms access vital finance
Subject: Finance and funding

22/01/2014
HMRC to require self-certification of employee share schemes
Subject: Tax/Tax incentives/Employment related securities

22/01/2014
ASA adjudications: Virgin Media
Subject: Selling and marketing/Advertising Codes

19/01/2014
Government 'suppressing press freedom advice'
Subject: Press regulation (E,W)

19/01/2014
Sotheby’s not liable for failing to note painting might be a Caravaggio
Subject: Auctioneers; Negligence; Sale of goods   

16/01/2014
ASA adjudications: Botox advertisements
Subject: Selling and marketing/Advertising Codes

15/01/2014
Changes to Collective Redundancies and TUPE rules
Subject: Employment (E, S, W, )

15/01/2014
Machine Games Duty (Types of Machine) Order 2014
Subject: Gambling and gaming

09/01/2014
Mobile Homes (Site Rules) (England) Regulations 2014
Subject: Caravan sites and mobile home parks (E)

08/01/2014
ASA adjudications: The French Van Man testimonials
Subject: Selling and marketing/Advertising Codes

08/01/2014
DEFRA announces cuts to red tape to save farmers and taxpayers GBP70 million
Subject: Agriculture and farming regulation

07/01/2014
Gambling Commission warns gaming machine suppliers must be licensed
Subject: Gambling and gaming

07/01/2014
Attorney General’s Office updates guidance on contempt of court
Subject: Contempt of court (E,W)

07/01/2014
DCLG guidance for letting agents applying to join approved redress scheme
Subject: Letting agents and property managers

03/01/2014
London Local Authorities and Transport for London Act 2013
Subject: Building and construction work. Environmental and waste control (E)

03/01/2014
City of London (Various Powers) Act 1987 am

 

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